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Government Policies & Welfare Schemes
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Almost two crore women survivors of violence received help at one-stop centres opened in the past three years, the government informed Parliament on Friday.

Since April 2015, 234 one-stop centres have been established across the country for women facing physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The total number of women who have been given assistance at these centres is 1,90,527, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar said in the Lok Sabha.

Uttar Pradesh was at the top spot in the total number of women seeking help — 1,18,833. It was followed by Andhra Pradesh, 26,884, Chhattisgarh, 10,868, Telangana, 7,807, Punjab, 4,964, and Haryana, 3,878. The number is the highest in Uttar Pradesh because it is the only State that offers tele-counselling services at its 23 centres. All the States and the Union Territories, barring Delhi, West Bengal and Lakshadweep, have one-stop centres.

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